Derbyshire on alert for torrential downpours

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Weather forecasters are warning of torrential downpours in Derbyshire at the end of the week.

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ alert of rain lasting between 6am on Thursday and 11.50pm on Friday.

A Met Office spokesman said: “The rainfall is likely to be heavy and thundery at times, with the potential for torrential downpours in places.

“The public should be aware of a significant risk of very localised disruption to travel due to surface water flooding.

“Lightning may be an additional hazard.”